- BJ’s accident leading to the loss of his limbs and his experience inside a burn unit [3:00];
- Coping with his amputations—being tough, the grieving process, and the healing properties of tears [14:30];
- Going from art history to medical school: the value of a diverse background in medicine [28:15];
- How BJ’s new body liberated him [40:00];
- How losing his sister to suicide and his disillusionment with medicine altered his path [47:15];
- Discovering his path of palliative care—distinct from hospice—in medicine [55:30];
- Our complicated relationship with death, and how acknowledging it can release its grip and improve living [1:02:15];
- The different distinctions around the fear of death, and how BJ helps his patients negotiate fears [1:10:00];
- The major design flaws of a “death phobic” healthcare system [1:14:15];
- Common regrets, the value of time, and other insights from interactions with patients in their final moments of life [1:23:00];
- The story of Randy Sloan—a case study of playing life out [1:33:45];
- Physician-assisted dying: Legality and considerations [1:39:45];
- The use of psychedelics in end-of-life care, and what BJ is most excited about going forward [1:45:45]; and
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